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Schindhard is a small village (population approx. 102) in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz near the town of Dahn. Schindhard is located northwest of Karlsruhe - max. 1 hour by car. The biggest town closest to Schindhard is Bad Bergzabern.
The eldest of the current graves in the cemetery dates from 1923. The cemetery is well maintained and in excellent condition. Photos of gravestones taken in 2004 are by Andreas Drieß.
The re-use of grave plots in Germany is very common. You or your family rent the plot for a period of 20 to 25 years (the time period varies from state to state). When this time period is up, church or civil authorities approach your family or next of kin concerning a rental renewal. If you have no next of kin, they can’t be found or your relatives elect not to renew the rental, the plot is reallocated and re-used.